Vie Makes The Fooditor 99

Chef Paul Virant and the Vie team are honored to again be included in The Fooditor 99: Where to eat (and what to eat there) in Chicago, by Michael Gebert.

Vie is #13 on the listing:

“Not enough Chicagoans go to suburban Western Springs for Paul Virant’s farm-to-table food (even though you could make a romantic getaway by train there) ... . I’ve only been a few times myself, but Vie holds a disproportionate place in best things I’ve ever eaten anyway.”
— Michael Gebert

About The Fooditor 99 — Updated for 2018

"A Chicagoan's guide to the best of Chicago dining, fully revised for 2018. Chicago’s online food magazine Fooditor digs deep into a great food city, and this book puts the best of it in an easy-to-consult guide. From fancy tasting menus to neighborhood eats from all around the world, this guide gives you the specifics on the places you should check out—and the exact things you should order, thoroughly revised for 2018. ... Here’s a local expert telling you what he’d eat and drink right now in Chicago, the most interesting and accessible food city in America. Plus: a bonus guide to authentic and friendly Chicago Mexican restaurants!" 

Available via Amazon (Kindle and paperback)

Give the Gift of Vie and Vistro

'Tis the season! We're here to make your holidays delicious with gift ideas for the food-lovers on your list. Items are available for purchase at both Vie and Vistro.



Treat them to an outing at Vie or Vistro!


From now until the end of the year, when you purchase a $100 Vie or Vistro gift card, you’ll receive a $20 complimentary certificate. With the purchase of $500 in gift cards, you’ll receive a $100 complimentary certificate.

To purchase, stop in at Vie Tuesday to Saturday after 11:30. (For Vistro cards, please purchase in-person at Vistro Monday to Saturday after 11:30.)

Promotion not available online. $20 complimentary certificate valid from January 9 until March 31; $20 certificate not valid on Valentine’s Day at either restaurant. $100 certificate is unrestricted.



Chef Paul’s farm-to-fork products celebrating the art of preservation: Chow Chow, Pickled Cherry Tomatoes, Smoked Apple Butter

NEW jars have arrived!: Blueberry Aigre-Doux and Pickled Sweet Peppers


$12 each

Visit for more information on Jar Sessions.



Cookbook by Chef Paul and Kate Leahy; can be personalized for the recipient




Attractively presented in festive packaging, ready for the gifting!

Two Jar Sessions $26

Three Jar Sessions $40

Three Jar Sessions and The Preservation Kitchen $72



12-oz. bag of coffee of the Vie or Vistro house blend


Vie, Pastry Chef Angelyne Canicosa Honored by Banchet Nominations

Congratulations to our talented and creative pastry chef Angelyne Canicosa on her Jean Banchet Award nomination as Rising Pastry Chef of the Year!


A sincere thank you to all who took the time to nominate Angelyne and Vie – we are humbled and thrilled to also be included in the Restaurant of the Year category. What an amazing honor!

Congrats to all the nominees; view the full listing. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation presents the Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence, the only Chicago-based awards ceremony that recognizes culinary originality and talent throughout the region. The awards ceremony takes place Sunday, January 14, 2018.